"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Friday, 19 March 2010

a special day

today was dutch husband's and my 22nd wedding anniversary. no fanfare today but we will go our for breakfast on Sunday.. and when we move into Villa Maria, he is going to make me a Marian wayside shrine as a gift of our time together.. he is a carpenter.. much like the other St. Joseph. and a righteous man, much like the other St. Joe. he makes the best boiled eggs & toast.

so where did we meet?
I will tell you... at Parents without partners.. yes true! I had split up from my ex husband and my best girlfriend invited me along to a dance.. dutch husband had been single for a few years and one of his friends told him about a girl who was perfect for him.. so he came along to the same dance a few weeks later. that girl was me. he walked into the room, I spotted him and said to myself 'i am going to marry him oneday'.. he asked me to dance and we never parted.

we are one. I know our souls were one sometime in the past.. then that soul divided into two and went separate ways... completing soul journeys over many lifetimes and now we are together again. It feels right, you know. just feels so right. I cannot imagine life without him. I feel like part of me is missing when he is gone. he is just such a lovely, lovely man and yes, I am a lucky, lucky girl.

today is the Feast of St.Joseph. the patron Saint of selling homes. I will go to Sanctus, buy myself a medal and hang it by our door. I will ask St.Joseph to help us with a quick sale. I will ask him find the people who are next in line to living in this gorgeous old home.

today is my mothers birthday ~ she turns 74 . We hope that she will be moving up here to the mountains to live soon. this year hopefully.

today is the anniversary of me finding out I had cancer. 9 yrs ago. that is the past. this is now. and I celebrate it!


Tina said...

Congrats on that special day. You really seem to be just made for one another. We will be together for 21 years in May - it is such a long time for couples to stay together in these days. Our love grows day by day, doesn't it?
The people who deserve to buy Inglewood will be found, I am sure.

mxtodis123 said...

What a wonderful story of how you met your soul mate, and I thank you for sharing it with us. Happy anniversary to you and Dutch husband. May your anniversary be one of wonder and joy.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a momentous, anniversary-rich day!

Diva Kreszl said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!! I do believe we are kindred spirits dear one, I have a similar story with my dear husband, so happy you found each other!

Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! May you be blessed with many more years of wedded bliss!

Imogen said...

Happy Anniversary!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Happy wedding anniversary to you and your dutch husband! :D

Fire Byrd said...

Perhaps St Joeseph is spending some house selling vibes here as I've got viwers tomorrow, so fingers crossed.

Angela said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to mom. I'm glad the biopsy wasn't too bad. Still praying and holding you close.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Happy 22 to the both of you.

Coffee is on.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to your Mom!
What a wonderful, romantic story of how you and your husband met ~ I love reading things like this. I hope you share many more happy years together.
I love the idea of a Marian Shrine ~ I have been looking for the perfect Mary statue since my Mom died to put in our garden. One day I am sure I will find it ~
~It was so nice to read a post from you today!

Serena said...

A lovely post, Robyn...Happy Anniversary to you and (Dutch husband) Joe! May you have many more. Happy Birthday to your Mum also ~ xo

laoi gaul~williams said...

belated congratulations robyn :)